The Last Ride

Large Animal Removal and Disposal


Learning More About the Friesian

One of the oldest breeds in Europe, the Friesian gets its name from its area of origin: the Friesian region in the north of the Netherlands. Characterized by its expressive and well-sculpted head, small ears and arched topline, the Friesian can be found in a few different colors. These include:

  • Black
  • Black/Bay
  • Dark Brown

While the breed can found in three different colors, only black Friesians are registered. Furthermore, the only white that is allowed is a small star. Furthermore, horses of this breed can stand anywhere from 14.3 to 16 hands.

Known as one of the best carriage horses in the world, the Friesian breed in an accomplished dressage horse. Despite its uses, the breed nearly became extinct during the turn of the 20th century. It was at this time that many Friesians were crossed with other breeds in an attempt to create a faster horse for trotting races. Ultimately, only three purebred stallions remained. WWII actually helped to save the breed as Dutch farmers turned to their horses to assist with fieldwork and transportation due to the fuel shortage created by the war.

As the owner of a Friesian, you will undoubtedly do all that is necessary to take the very best care of your pet. If the time comes that your horse has to be put to its final rest, however, you can trust The Last Ride to handle the removal of the large animal body with the utmost respect and care.